cryptocurrencies as Payment Methods? –Games that can technically be played in blockchain using smart contracts and without any UI? –Games that offer players ownership of their virtual assets and stores them in Blockchain?
out – Scratched the surface of today’s idea of cryptogames – Had positive ROI* – Was moderately popular among crypto enthusiasts 28 Nov 2017 – CryptoKitties came out – High quality product – Huge virality – Made Ethereum network lag – Became a grossing success story and established a new trend
standard –Genre: Collectable games – cats, dogs, pets, alpacas, celebrities, lands, planets, whatever you want. –Development: most copy-paste-and-edit CryptoKitties smart contracts –Time to market: very fast (1-2 months) –Quality: usually poor or mediocre
game Most of the current games are not playable on mobile devices – Metamask works only on Desktop – It is generally a lot more confusing to transfer funds to cryptocurrency wallet on mobile than it is on desktop Metamask is available only on: – Google Chrome – Mozilla Firefox
payment methods as main solutions for unlocking content and buying in-game merchandise (paragraphs 3.1.1, 3.1.3, 3.1.4) –Cryptogames is not a regulated market yet, so it is prone to scams and Ponzi schemes –Ethereum Blockchain has it’s weak points. You can’t store everything there, it will get too big very fast. Writing to blockchain is not free.
can bring your game some visibility. Medium – has a featured section for each category. Getting there can attract new users Steemit – has strong cryptocurrency community and engaged users Golos – same as Steemit but of a lesser scale and for Russian audience Bitcointalk – good bounty campaign with your game assets as bounties can do some serious work
start developing a cryptogame right now? Teams that: –Have experience in creating web/social games –Can market their product fast –Have experience in blockchain development –Have access to crypto-related traffic
of opportunities not only for game developers, but for infrastructure elements like: –“Pokedex’es” for popular cryptogames (e.g. CryptoKittydex) –Cryptogaming platforms (e.g. Xarcade) –Crypto-assets trading services (e.g. OpenSea)